Yes, you read that right. Despite popular sentiment, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar will not be playing a cameo in the sequel to his Priyadarshan-directed 2007 psychological comedy drama Bhool Bhulaiyaa. This film, titled Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 that’s being directed by Anees Bazmee, is Kartik Aaryan’s alone.
Poor Kartik, as soon as the first look of the sequel was shared on social media last week, fans of Akshay began trolling him for daring to step into the Khiladi’s shoes. Their opinion was unanimous. No actor could match Akshay’s swag as the comic ghostbuster and Kartik was a bad choice by the sequel’s producers.
That was when rumours of Akshay having a role in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 began doing the rounds possibly to quell the unrest over Kartik’s announcement as the lead in the film. With fans already writing off the Luka Chuppi actor and predicting disaster for the sequel, something needed to be done to put out the fires.
Director Anees himself was ambiguous when asked whether Akshay, with whom he made Welcome and Singh is Kinng, would be a part of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. He neither said yes and nor did he say no. With a clever play of words, Anees kept fans and the media guessing. But PeepingMoon.com has confirmed information, Akshay Kumar will not be seen in the sequel.